LG’s latest 4.7-inch wunderphone may not have penned in an official release this side of the Atlantic, but that doesn’t mean the Feds aren’t putting it through its paces. A global version of the LG Optimus 4X HD made its way through the FCC test labs recently, revealing a quad-band GSM / EDGE radio with 3G support over AT&T’s 1900 / 850 bands. In other words, feel free to import an unlocked slab when they hit Europe next month. Check out the federal filings yourself at the source link below, or check out our own hands-on coverage right here.
We’re at Samsung’s NX-series launch event at Citi Field in Queens, NY, taking a closer look at the NX20, NX210 and NX1000 mirrorless ILCs that began hitting stores earlier today (the NX1000 will arrive in June). All three cameras are virtually identical when it comes to core components like the 20.3-megapixel Samsung-designed APS-C image sensor, so performance on that front should be consistent to what we saw with our flagship NX20 sample. From a spec perspective, these are fine shooters, but the systems’ high pricing and (relatively) limited lens selection aren’t likely to contribute to Samsung’s mirrorless success. Join us past the break for some New York Mets action through the lens of Samsung’s NX20.
Gallery: Samsung NX20 sample images
As spring reaches full blossom, it’s not just the flowers that are beginning to show — so are the new slates heavy hitters teased back at CES. So, what does that mean? It means it’s high-time that we cast a fresh glance over the tablet landscape, took in a deep breath of slate-infused air and exhaled a hearty Engadget tablet buyer’s guide. We’ve been running the smartphone equivalent for a little while now, so we thought it only fair to give the now-mature tablet category one of its own. We’re going to look at the main categories of fondleslabbery and carve out what we think are the finest offerings on the market right now. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for something big, small, just good enough or so powerful that it could replace your laptop: we’ve collected our favorites and shepherded them safely into this one humble guide. Of course, if you want to cast your net a little wider, you can always check out our tablet review hub, but if you struggle with indecision, head on past the break to see what’s hot right now in Tablet Land.
We already had a fairly good idea of pricing for Samsung’s trio of NX cameras, but until the company’s US arm released figures of its own, we withheld hope that the entry-level NX1000 would break the critical $600 barrier. Sadly, that’s not the case — that curvy flavor will retail for $700 in white, black or pink finishes come June, with a 20-50mm kit lens in tow. Timing couldn’t be more unfortunate for Samsung’s NX line, considering that Sony upped the stakes earlier today with its NEX-F3, the successor to the wildly-popular NEX-C3, which is priced to sell at $600 with an 18-55mm kit lens. That camera’s 16.1-megapixel APS-C sensor is the same physical size as what you’ll find on the NX1000, NX210 and NX20, but Samsung’s version ups the resolution to 20.3MP. Still, seasoned shooters know that megapixel count isn’t a critical spec, making that extra 100 bucks a hard swallow for would-be NX1000 owners. Samsung’s other mirrorless models, the NX210 and NX20, are available now for $1,100 and $900, respectively, so if you’re in the market for an upgrade, those cameras may be worth considering. Full PR is after the break.
Sure, we’d seen a handful of other carriers in the UK have Sammy’s GS3 up for pre-order, but that circle wouldn’t be complete without a certain Magenta network. Worry not, though, as T-Mobile’s joined the pre-order race and is now ready to swap your cash for a spanking-new Galaxy slab. Per usual — at least across the pond — you’re likely to find a deal that’s perfectly suited for you, with T-Mobile UK pricing the device as low